Republican District 13 House candidate and South Dakota Development Corporation loan veep Brad Jankord goes on the Dakota Town Hall podcast to talk about his “business-focused family values,” which apparently include keeping his kids isolated from people who don’t look like him (ff to 25:20 in the audio):
And I obviously have a young family who’s, you know, I’ve got a four-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl, and you know, that’s my passion, to make sure that when they get older, they have the sense of pride that I do in South Dakota. I mean, I love this state. When I lived in Minnesota, people would always say, oh yeah, Minneapolis is so cool, and granted, it is, for different reasons, but, you know, I always joke that the Minnesota Nice really should be South Dakota Nice, and you know, outside of the Cities obviously they look a little bit more like we do, um, you know, where you can greet your neighbor, but, yeah, anyway… [Brad Jankord, interviewed on Dakota Town Hall, “Rippin Up Some Carpet,” transcribed from audio, retrieved 2023.11.12].
Yes, because we know how uncomfortable South Dakota Republicans are being nice to people who don’t look like them.
But boy, I wonder how Jankord manages to greet those business prospects from Minneapolis who don’t look like the SDDC board when they come looking for loans to expand their operations to South Dakota.